Before we get to the 7 Simple Steps – How to Handle Peer Pressure, let’s talk about the super-secret ideal for anyone dealing with Peer Pressure: Stop worrying about being cool.
Author visits can be some of the most rewarding moments as a children’s book author. You get one on one time with your readers and you never know, you just might change the life of a student before you leave the school.
If your School, PTA, Book Club, or School Library is looking for an exciting author visit, here is a glimpse into the style of Eric DelaBarre, the award-winning author of Saltwater Taffy, and how he talks to middle school students across the country.
Hear what Chimacum Middle School Principal said about Eric’s recent author visit:
“I loved watching my students shower Eric with their love. The excitement and engagement levels were through the roof — I have no doubt that every child in that auditorium will remember the day Eric DelaBarre came to Chimacum. And that is what school should be about: creating powerful, memorable, emotional learning experiences that our children carry with them for a lifetime.”
Whitney E. Meissner, Ed.D.
Chimacum High School
Chimacum Middle School
Chimacum Pi Program
With multiple author visits on Mercer Island, WA. we are happy to report that Saltwater Taffy is alive and well on the island. After the Mercer Island BOYS READ BOOK CLUB fell in love with Saltwater Taffy, the PTA got together and flew us up for an author visit to Mercer Island. First up was the famous Lakeridge Elementary School, which is the top book buyer for all schools participating in the Scholastic Book Fairs.
Then it was across the island to West Mercer Elementary School. It was a fun-filled day of 2, yes…count them 2 school assemblies!!! Needless to say I was a tired after this amazing day, but the kids were AWESOME, or….as we say here at the Saltwater Taffy Network, “Those kids were SAWEET!” More videos to come, so stay tuned!
Children often wonder how to stop a bully. Should they tell a teacher? Should they tell their parents? The bigger question is why kids bully in the first place. I often wonder if we could stop the bullying before it starts by teaching our children to focus on something they love.
Yeah, I know…it sounds a little WOO-WOO to think love could be the secret to how to stop a bully, but you never know until you try. I mean, could we ignite the hearts and minds of our children so much so that they can’t even recognize the impulse to bully another?
What started out as a book tour in support of Saltwater Taffy, where I have had the privilege of speaking to over 10,000 kids nationwide, the Saltwater Taffy Tour is not just another author trying to sell a book, but a movement of literacy and education, a movement of creativity and desire, and quite simply, Read more